Rifle - U.S. Cal. .30 M1 - Principles of Operation
This Army Training film explains the principles of operation of the M1 (Garand) Infantry Rifle
Run time 15 min.Production Company US Army Signal CorpsAudio/Visual sound, black & whiteContact Information www.k-otic.com
The US Rifle M1 was the first semiautomatic rifle to be the standard small arm of the US Military, requiring a trigger pull to fire a round but automatically chambering the next round.
This not only greatly increased the rate of fire over bolt-action rifles, but made it far easier to reacquire a target after each round.
It was also the first semiautomatic rifle to be adopted by a major military power.
It was the product of a genuine genius, John Cantius Garand.